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Protect local waterways by following Maryland’s Lawn Fertilizer Law

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Agriculture reminds homeowners to follow the state’s Lawn Fertilizer Law while doing yard work this spring. As of March 1, fertilizer products containing nitrogen and phosphorus can be applied to lawns as long as heavy rain is not expected, a news release states.

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25.03.2021 The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), along with the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), The Nature Conservancy and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), have announced the organizations and products selected for phase two trials in the Next Gen Fertilizer Challenges. 

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6 lawn-care musts for springtime prep, according to a golf-course superintendent

BY: JOSH SENS MARCH 19, 2021 Spring is nearly here, and like a grizzly stirring from hibernation, grass in many regions is starting to shake off its winter slumber. In this time of reawakening, course maintenance crews are active, too, gearing up for the coming season. We asked Clay Payne, superintendent at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course, in western Kansas, about the springtime tasks that call for his attention, and what they might reveal about the golden rules of prepping your lawn for spring.

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Ways to revitalize a lawn after a long winter

March 19, 2021   Pristine, snow-covered landscapes can be wonders to behold. While that blanket of white is idyllic, a lawn’s delicate blades may be paying a hefty price beneath the cold, heavy piles of snow.

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Rideout: Growing Grass in Shady Lawns

Andy Rideout    Published 7:00 a.m. CT Mar. 19, 2021 I Updated 9:43 a.m. CT Mar. 19, 2021 Special to The Gleaner

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Wait to fertilize lawn: Many people fertilize their North Florida lawns too early

Larry Williams  Published 6:01 a.m. ET Mar. 19, 2021 Many people fertilize their North Florida lawns too early. Potentially, this results in lawn problems, waste of fertilizer and money. It is best to wait until your lawn is completely green before fertilizing, even if that’s not until April. Attempting to “jump start” a lawn by fertilizing before spring green up can result in numerous lawn problems, including injury from a late frost or freeze.

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New report highlights nutrient, algae issues on Lake of the Woods

The report from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency indicates phosphorus levels in Lake of the Woods need to decrease by 17.3% to reach federal standards.

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Georgia Clipping — Spring is in the air

Mar 2, 2021 “Blossom by blossom the spring begins.” — Algernon Charles Swinburne.  “There is no time like Spring,  when life’s alive in everything.” — Christina Georgina Rossetti.  “If we had no winter the spring would not be so pleasant.” — Anne Bradstreet.  “It was a perfect spring afternoon, and the air was filled with vague, roving scents, as if the earth exhaled the sweetness of hidden flowers.” — Ellen Glasgow. 

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When’s the perfect time to fertilize your lawn?

  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – February started as a soaker, but now we have stepped across the puddles and are ready for drier and warmer days. Not only is it pleasant to get outside, it’s a perfect time to prepare our lawns for the beginning of our growing season.

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Carol O’Meara: Spring lawn care

By CAROL O'MEARA | CSU Cooperative Extension PUBLISHED: February 23, 2021 at 4:40 p.m. | UPDATED: February 23, 2021 at 4:40 p.m. The warm weather ahead of the bitter cold snap had many people thinking of spring chores. The recent storms with their snowfall were a welcome drink for parched landscapes, and one of the first plants to show their appreciation after the thaw is lawns.

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